Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Located in Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Southwest College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Los Angeles Southwest College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Los Angeles Southwest College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,196 and fees $24. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,514 and $24 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN

    The Los Angeles Southwest College Registered Nursing Program is a program that prepares students for an Associate of Science Degree with a major in Nursing.

    Students who successfully complete the two year program are prepared to function in entry level nursing and take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

    Application Processes:

    • Contact the Nursing Office to attend a Nursing Applicant Information Session, where applicant will receive admission information including Nursing pre-requisite form, GPA verification form and TEAS. (Applications are only available at these sessions)
    • Official Sealed transcripts (high school or GED equivalency and from all colleges and universities were pre-requisite college level coursework were preformed)
    • Submit completed application and supporting materials between the 15th of January to the 15 of March and between the 15th July and 15th September.

    Applications that are not presented with a complete set of supporting documentation will not be considered for the academic pool.

    The most qualified candidates are admitted at the start of the semester following the application deadline. In the case of more qualified applicants than the number of seats allocated for the semester the selection process is conducted by a lottery purpose.

    Applicants accepted into the program are expected to attend a mandatory all day Nursing Orientation meeting. A student who does not attend the orientation will forfeit his/her position which will be given to an alternate candidate. There is also a highly recommended six week Orientation to Nursing Class.

    Students need to complete all courses in the Nursing program with a ‘C’ grade or higher to advance in the program and earn the Associate of Science Degree. 

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 38

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Los Angeles Southwest College

El Camino Community College District
3.29 miles away
El Camino College-Compton Center
6.58 miles away
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
7.4 miles away
Career Colleges of America - South Gate
7.61 miles away
Los Angeles Harbor College
10.12 miles away
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
10.56 miles away
Downey Adult School
10.79 miles away
Los Angeles City College
10.91 miles away
East Los Angeles College
11.72 miles away
Long Beach City College
11.8 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,155
30k to 48k$6,631
48k to 75k$7,724
75k to 110k$8,848
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $261.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

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